Scripture Verse

Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15

Introduction

Words: Will­iam O. Bourne, in the Sab­bath School Choir, by Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry (New York: Iv­i­son & Phin­ney, 1857).

Music: W. D. (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Go ye to the land
Of the cedar and vine,
Where the angels came down
From their heavenly train,
Where the garden was fillèd
With presence divine,
And the Savior has trodden
The valley and plain.
For a star hath arisen,
To shine through the gloom,
And a life breaketh forth
From the verge of the tomb.

Refrain

For a star hath arisen,
To shine through the gloom,
And a life breaketh forth
From the verge of the tomb.

Go ye to the land
Of the jewel and gem,
Go ye to the stores
Of the richest of pearl;
The light of salvation
Is given to them,
There early the banner
Of glory unfurl;
Oh, go to the isles
Of the ocean’s wide breast,
And tell them of Jesus,
And Heaven and rest.

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Go ye to the land
Of the olive, and teach
Of a peace which the world
Is not able to give;
To the flowery land,
Where the message shall reach
The millions that wait
In the Savior to live;
Go ye to the land
Of ruby and gold,
And bid them the crown
Of redemption behold.

Refrain

Go ye to the land
Where the Ethiop roams,
And stretches his long
Fettered hand unto God;
Oh! tell them of Heaven,
And point to the homes
Where never the foot
Of oppressions hath trod;
And the desert shall bloom,
And the barren shall sing,
And the wilderness forth
Into beauty shall spring.

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